"You got chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got peanut butter in my chocolate!"
Part of Marvel Comics' Marvel NOW initiative, Uncanny Avengers is a team book set in the Marvel Universe that features a mix of characters from two of Marvel's biggest franchises; The Avengers and the X-Men.Launched in the wake of the Avengers Vs X-Mencrossover, the book follows the efforts of Captain America to assemble a team of both humans and X-Men in order to help improve the public perception of Mutants. In addition to Captain America, the team features Wolverine, Thor, Havok, The Wasp, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, and Sunfire.The title is written by Rick Remender, and featured art from John Cassaday in its first arc. John Cassaday was replaced by Daniel Acuna starting with the second arc.
Author Filibuster: Havok in issue #5 and Wanda in issue #9 most prominently about the existence of a mutant culture and intersectionality, but Remender has been using his characters to quote lines he's said himself in interviews since issue one of this book.
Bad Future: One is teased in the fourth issue, apparently caused by Red Skull merging with Onslaught.
The Apocalypse Twins themselves come from one where Red Skull revealed events from the Dark Angel Saga that led to mutant concentration camps.
Big Bad: Red Skull. Virtually everyone hates this man including the Unity Squad, the Apocalypse Twins, and the X-Men (Magneto and Cyclops group included), and he's the cause of all the problems in the series so far, either directly or indirectly. It's surprising that none of them have put off their differences long enough to work together and take him down...
Compelling Voice: The Red Skull's henchman Honest John is an incredibly powerful variant of this. Not only can he make people do the things he says, but to make extra sure his victims don't rebel he also appears to them in the form they're most likely to trust (thus, he looks different to every person).
A House Divided: Even when not actively fighting against each other, former X-Men side with their own while the Avengers do the same, hiding secrets from one another and such that are important.
We Are Struggling Together: There's a reason why X-men and Avengers don't usually work together in long-term collaborations and it's shown here. Even though Havok is classified as the team leader, Captain America calls the shots most of the time and leaves him as little more than a figure head. When it comes to threats they handle things differently as well, with Wolverine doing what needs to be done, including executing them, while the Avengers don't condone it and Wasp flat-out refusing to work with him.
Wolverine gets one when he finds out that his killing of Daken had been videotaped and will be spread around. This increases anti-mutant hysteria as mutants become depicted as killers of their own children and so a bad future begins...
Never Trust a Trailer: The solicitation for issue # 13 promised that the Sentry would kill an Avenger, a scene that appears nowhere in the actual comic.
Politically Incorrect Villain: The Red Skull, naturally. Though he's focusing on mutants, he still makes it clear he's an all around racist and sexist bigot.
Poor Communication Kills: At the climax of the "Ragnarok Now" arc, Rogue kills Scarlet Witch for betraying the Avengers, without realizing that Wanda had only feigned defection, and was actually planning to take down the Apocalypse Twins herself.
Schedule Slip: The first arc was very frequently delayed though thankfully not as bad as Cassaday's other books.
Villain Team-Up and Composite Character: In an overlapping example, all of the antagonists combine elements of Avengers and X-Men villains, such as the Red Skull with Xavier's telepathy becoming a new Onslaught or Kang raising the twin heirs of Apocalypse, who in turn create a team that's a cross between X-Men and Avengers Legions of Doom the Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse's henchmen) and the Legion of the Unliving (occasional Kang/Immortus henchmen).
West Coast Team: Sort of. The team still operates in New York, but they're stationed in Avengers Mansion rather than Stark Tower, where the main Avengers team resides.
Wolverine Publicity: In addition to this book, Captain America is in three other Avengers titles, while Thor is in two. Trope Namer Wolverine is also a member of another Avengers team as well as the X-Men. All three of them also have solo books.
World Sundering: The twins' ultimate goal, to create a world for mutants to stop their persecution.